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Tomato vs Jalapeño - In-Depth Nutrition Comparison

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How are Tomato and Jalapeño different?

  • Tomato contains less Vitamin C, Vitamin B6, Vitamin E , Vitamin K, and Fiber than Jalapeño.
  • Jalapeño covers your daily need of Vitamin C 117% more than Tomato.

Tomatoes, red, ripe, raw, year round average and Peppers, jalapeno, raw types were used in this article.

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Mineral Comparison

Mineral comparison score is based on the number of minerals by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Copper +28.3%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Equal in Potassium - 248
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 3% 11% 8% 11% 21% 1% 5% 20%
Calcium Iron Magnesium Phosphorus Potassium Sodium Zinc Copper 4% 10% 11% 12% 22% 1% 4% 16%
Contains more Zinc +21.4%
Contains more Copper +28.3%
Contains more Calcium +20%
Contains more Magnesium +36.4%
Contains less Sodium -40%
Equal in Iron - 0.25
Equal in Phosphorus - 26
Equal in Potassium - 248

Vitamin Comparison

Vitamin comparison score is based on the number of vitamins by which one or the other food is richer. The "coverage" chart below show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of the food
Tomato
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Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563%
Contains more Vitamin C +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +253.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +423.8%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 50% 11% 0% 46% 10% 5% 12% 6% 19% 12% 0% 20%
Vitamin A Vitamin E Vitamin D Vitamin C Vitamin B1 Vitamin B2 Vitamin B3 Vitamin B5 Vitamin B6 Folate Vitamin B12 Vitamin K 65% 72% 0% 396% 10% 17% 24% 19% 97% 21% 0% 47%
Contains more Vitamin A +29.4%
Contains more Vitamin E +563%
Contains more Vitamin C +765.7%
Contains more Vitamin B2 +268.4%
Contains more Vitamin B3 +115.5%
Contains more Vitamin B5 +253.9%
Contains more Vitamin B6 +423.8%
Contains more Folate +80%
Contains more Vitamin K +134.2%
Equal in Vitamin B1 - 0.04

Comparison summary table

Pay attention to the most right column. It shows the amounts side by side, making it easier to realize the amount of difference.
Tomato Jalapeño
Lower in Sugar ok
Lower in Saturated Fat ok
Lower in glycemic index ok
Lower in price ok
Lower in Sodium ok
Rich in vitamins ok
Lower in Cholesterol Equal
Rich in minerals Equal

All nutrients comparison - raw data values

Nutrient Tomato Jalapeño Opinion
Net carbs 2.69g 3.7g Jalapeño
Protein 0.88g 0.91g Jalapeño
Fats 0.2g 0.37g Jalapeño
Carbs 3.89g 6.5g Jalapeño
Calories 18kcal 29kcal Jalapeño
Starch 0g g Tomato
Fructose 1.37g 2.63g Jalapeño
Sugar 2.63g 4.12g Tomato
Fiber 1.2g 2.8g Jalapeño
Calcium 10mg 12mg Jalapeño
Iron 0.27mg 0.25mg Tomato
Magnesium 11mg 15mg Jalapeño
Phosphorus 24mg 26mg Jalapeño
Potassium 237mg 248mg Jalapeño
Sodium 5mg 3mg Jalapeño
Zinc 0.17mg 0.14mg Tomato
Copper 0.059mg 0.046mg Tomato
Vitamin A 833IU 1078IU Jalapeño
Vitamin E 0.54mg 3.58mg Jalapeño
Vitamin D 0IU 0IU
Vitamin D 0µg 0µg
Vitamin C 13.7mg 118.6mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B1 0.037mg 0.04mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B2 0.019mg 0.07mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B3 0.594mg 1.28mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B5 0.089mg 0.315mg Jalapeño
Vitamin B6 0.08mg 0.419mg Jalapeño
Folate 15µg 27µg Jalapeño
Vitamin B12 0µg 0µg
Vitamin K 7.9µg 18.5µg Jalapeño
Tryptophan 0.006mg mg Tomato
Threonine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Isoleucine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Leucine 0.025mg mg Tomato
Lysine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Methionine 0.006mg mg Tomato
Phenylalanine 0.027mg mg Tomato
Valine 0.018mg mg Tomato
Histidine 0.014mg mg Tomato
Cholesterol 0mg 0mg
Trans Fat 0g 0g
Saturated Fat 0.028g 0.092g Tomato
Monounsaturated Fat 0.031g 0.029g Tomato
Polyunsaturated fat 0.083g 0.112g Jalapeño

Which food is preferable for your diet?

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Tomato Jalapeño
Low Fats diet ok
Low Carbs diet ok
Low Calories diet ok
Low glycemic index diet ok

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Vitamin and Mineral Summary Scores

The summary score is calculated by summing up the daily values contained in 300 grams of the product. Obviously the more the food fulfills human daily needs, the more the summary score is.
Vitamin Summary Score
16
Tomato
64
Jalapeño
Mineral Summary Score
10
Tomato
10
Jalapeño

Macronutrients Comparison

Macronutrient comparison charts compare the amount of protein, total fats, and total carbohydrates in 300 grams of the food. The displayed values show how much of the daily needs can be covered by 300 grams of food.
Protein
5%
Tomato
5%
Jalapeño
Carbohydrates
4%
Tomato
7%
Jalapeño
Fats
1%
Tomato
2%
Jalapeño

Comparison summary

Which food is lower in Sugar?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Sugar (difference - 1.49g)
Which food is lower in Saturated Fat?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in Saturated Fat (difference - 0.064g)
Which food is lower in glycemic index?
Tomato
Tomato is lower in glycemic index (difference - 9)
Which food is cheaper?
Tomato
Tomato is cheaper (difference - $0.4)
Which food contains less Sodium?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño contains less Sodium (difference - 2mg)
Which food is richer in vitamins?
Jalapeño
Jalapeño is relatively richer in vitamins
Which food contains less Cholesterol?
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The foods are relatively equal in Cholesterol (0 mg)
Which food is richer in minerals?
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It cannot be stated which food is richer in vitamins. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information. See the charts below for detailed information.

References

The source of all the nutrient values on the page (excluding the main article the sources for which are presented separately if present) is the USDA's FoodCentral. The exact links to the foods presented on this page can be found below.

  1. Tomato - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/170457/nutrients
  2. Jalapeño - https://fdc.nal.usda.gov/fdc-app.html#/food-details/168576/nutrients

All the Daily Values are presented for males aged 31-50, for 2000 calorie diets.

Data provided by FoodStruct.com should be considered and used as information only. Please consult your physician before beginning any diet.